BOOK YOUR SESSION
The booking process starts with a pre-session questionnaire and design consultation. This helps me learn more about your dog and what to expect when working with them. A studio session is not right for every dog, so we can also help determine if a studio session with Green Paws Photography is right for your dog. We will also go over all the products available and pricing and investment. We’ll formulate a plan for how we’ll use the images in your home and learn all the things you love most about your dog, so we can tell their story. At your consultation we will go over available dates that will work best for your dog and schedule your session.
CONFIRM YOUR SESSION
Once the date is chosen, you will receive a portrait agreement electronically (via DocuSign) to review and sign. Then we will send out an invoice for your session fee via Paypal. (payment may be made using a Paypal account, or checkout as a guest with any major credit card. Checks are also accepted.). Upon receipt of the signed agreement and session fee, your date is secured.
We begin by taking the time to let your dog relax and get to know the space. I work with controlled studio lighting as well as simple props and backdrops. The focus is on your dog having a wonderful and relaxing portrait experience, so they can shine. We work at a pace that suits your dog and take frequent little breaks to make sure your dog doesn’t get tired or stressed. When I am working with your dog, it is important not to distract them, by calling their name, giving commands, or otherwise diverting their attention. If your dog doesn’t have a solid stay, I may incorporate your help, but otherwise, it’s best if you sit back and relax while I do my thing! Don’t worry; I don’t expect them to sit and listen all the time; I want them to stay relaxed and not feel restricted.
VIEWING AND ORDERING APPOINTMENT
Viewing appointments will be scheduled approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the session. This is the time when you see all your final images and make decisions on your portrait order. The ordering appointment takes place at the studio, where you will be able to see a variety of sample products. Your images are projected from a calibrated monitor onto a projection screen. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor and what fits your needs and budget. Specializing in custom Eco-products, we take the guesswork out of choosing ethically and environmentally friendly products. We have carefully selected the perfect product line that balances Eco-minded art with crafted with exceptional archival quality materials. To learn more about our product line, check out the Products page under “Info” in the menu above. We will work with you to choose your custom artwork, so you won’t be overwhelmed with options. It’s a good idea to consider your budget before the viewing appointment, so that we can help you make the most of it when choosing products that are right for you. For wall art, it is a good idea to consider where the art will hang and the size of the wall space.
In about 4-6 weeks your order will be ready for pickup (2-4 weeks for prints, up to 6 weeks for handcrafted items). Then it’s time to enjoy your artwork and let it bring a smile to your face each day!